Fox & Pearl: Where Culinary Heritage Comes Alive


If you’re looking for me anytime soon, I’ll be the one wandering around Fox & Pearl murmuring, “Isn’t this space wonderful?” From the excess of natural light to the accommodating bar, your first steps into Fox & Pearl will make you fall in love with the latest restaurant to hit the Kansas City food scene. 

Photos by Grace Pritchett

Photos by Grace Pritchett


Owners Vaughn Good and Kristine Hull renovated this 112-year-old sprawling restaurant space at 2143 Summit Street with timelessness and tradition in mind. That means you can expect rustic wood accents and vintage vinyl records mixed with white marble and more plants than I could ever keep alive. When I say sprawling, I mean, between the patio, the bar, the dining room, and the lower level speakeasy-esque space, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. 

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Another thing at Fox & Pearl that honors timelessness is the locally-sourced and seasonally-inspired menu. Coming from the success of their first restaurant (and crowd-favorite) Hank Charcuterie, Good and Hull will expand their menu offerings at Fox & Pearl “to create sustainable, authentic and soulful Midwestern bistro fare.” Whether it’s responsibly-raised meat, seasonal vegetables, or charcuterie items from the custom curing room (you read that right), you know their menu items were made by people who actually give a damn. Fox & Pearl provides “local food with integrity”, sourced from family-owned farms and Midwest producers to give it that soulful taste you won’t find anywhere else.

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Next time you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in and enjoy the fruits (and house-cured meats) of this team’s labor. You’ll find that Good and Hull have created a space where locally-sourced food and culinary heritage combine to remind us why our community is so great.

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